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diplomat becoming the first american to meet with kim jong-un, the new, young leader of north korea. there he is in the video. so here's the question for you, what's the consensus at this point? did he, oddly enough, make a fresh opening for the united states with one of the most repressive and isolated regimes on the planet, or did he get used by a brutal dictator? >> you see those pictures right there. clearly the north korean regime will be happy with those pictures. we'll see what he says when he comes out in his first interview and learn a lot more. he has spent more time one-on-one with kim jong-un than any other american. you know, you talk to experts right now. they say he knows more than anyone in the cia knows about kim jong-un, so anything he says about the dictator is interesting, but it will be interesting also to see his take on kim jong-un and whether he sticks by those words that he tweeted out coming off the trip where he said, "i love this man. he's awesome." hard to reconcile that with the human rights record of kim jong-un. >> and with 200,000 people in forced pr
news and this week with george stephanopoulos that kim jong-un wants to talk with mr. obama. >> we want obama to do one thing, call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right, he told me that. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> shepard: they did not discussion the millions of north koreans who are starving or the nation's many prison camps. he wasn't announced as a guest for stephanopoulos, so i'm switching around. >> and what is he wearing? he talked more about how much he loved kim jong-un. how awesome kim the younger is, and also talked a little bit about kim the younger's own personality, and what rodman, with all his insight, believes drives the north korean leader. listen. >> he loves power. he loves control. because of his dad. but he just -- he is a great guy. you sit down and talk to him, you know. the subject is -- >> a great guy who puts 200,000 people in prison camp? >> well you know, guess what, there's a way we do the same thing here. >> we previous prison camps. >> this is all politics. >>
american weapons? >>> and speaking of foreign diplomacy, dennis rodman becomes the new bff to kim jong-un during a trip to north korea. yes, these are the real pictures. we'll explain later in the show. >>> first, our top story this morning comes from our nation's capital. at times it felt like a slow-moving train wreck, but time is finally up for the white house and members of congress. today, $85 billion across the board spending cuts hit federal agencies and the pentagon. two competing plans to avert the sequester failed yesterday, as expected. president obama will meet with leaders from both parties today, even though many lawmakers have already left town for the weekend. what's left is a deeply divided capital where yesterday senator lindsey graham took his own party to task for signing off on sequestration in the first place. >> i guess the republican party feels like the pell grants and food stamps and the faa and home mortgage interest deduction and all this other stuff in the federal government should be shielded, but those who have been fighting the war that protects us all from
secretary of defense says u.s. intelligence has been working to determine to what extent kim jong un is in charge. >> there is not much question the military leadership is probably exerting a heavy influence on him. >> this week the nation is reving up its people as kim jong un orders preparations for an ata tack on the united states and south korea. north korea's state run media reports the government is repositioning troops and vehicles from mid range missile launching site to long range base. >> we have to take seriously every provocative word ask action this new, young leader has taken so far. >> the u.s. sent a pair of b 52 bombers from a base in missouri on a practice mission. they're capable of dropping 16 nuclear bombs on impb targets. flights part of a joint exercise and p'yongyang is responding with pictures of kim jong un with report lid attack plans behind them. >> we've talked to china china's credit there is concern about the unpredicability of north korea's leader. >> china continues to send food and fuel and wants to keep north korea in china's realm of influence, but
the kim jong-un government is looking at some significant financial problems. spee-1 very quickly. north korea has been aggressively exporting monetary nonmonetary goal. if you're trying to tighten up the financial affects against north korea, you need to look at these tradable precious metals as sanction the item. they are typically marked with the north korean emblem. when they're not, the gold can be tested precise as to where its origin emanates from. so you could create a verification compliance that could screen out the gold export which might be generating as much as a billion plus a year for north korea. our estimate 2005 north korea's illicit earnings on october $2,801,000,000,000, and that was overtly -- i think it's increasing. >> thank you for the idea, dr. asher. that's a good one. we would go to mr. marino. >> thank you, chairman. good afternoon, gentlemen and thank you for being here. over here. first of all let me say that i personally did not consider a retired basketball player showing up at his own pr promotion in a wedding dress a series credible ambassador representi
and charles lane, of the "washington post." well, kim jong-un the young leader of north korea was quoted friday as ordering his missile units to be ready to strike the u.s. and south korea, and the photo was released. kim meeting with top north korean generals with a chart showing the trajectory of their missiles, hitting major american cities. what is his game? bill? >> who knows but it's not good. i mean, murdered, starved millions of their own people, that regime and now, proliferated nuclear weapons, and, once again, the israeli strike on the syrian nuclear weapons plant in 2007, that was given to them by north korea. and, even if you discount north korea, they are containable and will not destroy the regime by attacking us, they can proliferate weapons of mass destruction and nuclear weapons and missiles and iran and north korea have a relationship and now, is short of cash and can sell the weapons to terrorist groups and the threat of north korea is very real. >> chris: why do you think they -- he is ratcheting up the tension. >> the explanation is it helps stabilize and secure the
bad boy dennis rodman vows to be friends forever with north korea's kim jong-un. >>> plus, tiger woods puts on the hip waiters to test the waters. >>> and the faa isn't happy about these passengers doing the harlem shake. >>> good morning. the obama administration offers a powerful message to the supreme court. overturn california's ban on same-sex marriage. the court is gearing up to hear two cases on the topic later this season in the brief. officials say the ban violates the constitution's equal protection clause. same-sex marriage remains an issue dividing many americanings. only nine states in the district of columbia allow for same-sex marriages. it took an interesting turn later this week when several high-profile republicans came out in support of the movement. they include john huntsman and last year's rnc featured guest and famous open-chair talker, actor clint eastwood. >>> well, it is sequester day in washington. a meeting is set for later this morning at the white house between president obama and congressional leaders, but it might be too little, too late. lawmakers have
. this declaration comes a week after former nba star dennis rodman visited north korea and called kim jong-un his friend. secretary of state john kerry weighed in on rodman's diplomatic skills yesterday with nbc's andrea mitchell. >> is it helpful when someone as high profile as dennis rodman goes to pyongyang and called kim jong-un a friend a nice guy. >> dennis rodman was a great basketball player, as a diplomat he was a great basketball player. that's where we'll leave it. >> sources tell the new york times that president obama will visit capitol hill to jump start negotiations on a series of issues including a plan to deal with the deficit. those meetings follow a series of phone conversations among the rank and file with those more likely to cut a deal. among those, lindsey graham of south carolina. >> i'm very encouraged by what i see from the president in terms of substance and tone. he's calling people. this is how you solve hard problems. what i see from the president is probably the most encouraging engagement on a big issue i've seen since the early years of his presidencpresidency. >>
appears to be growing more impatient with hits neighbor. kim jong un has been mostly confrontational with the u.s. except for his meeting with dennis rodman last week. >> we have urged the north korean leadership to head president obama's call to choose the path of peace and come into compliance witnesses international obligations. north korea's actions directly violate united nations security council resolutions and threaten international please and security. >> reporter: a third nuclear test took place just last month, jon. jon: congress is taking teps to try to further the crackdown on north korea? >> reporter: they are supporting tougher chances. they are mold holding a meeting on north korean criminal activities that keep the regime in power. here is chairmaned royce from california. >> we must go after kim jong un's illegal activities like we went after organized crime in the united states. identify the network, interdict shipment and disrupt the flow of money. >> reporter: it includes the smuggling and counterfeiting of u.s. 100-dollar bills, jon. jon: thank you. general jack
korean dictator kim jong-un. believe it. rodman and members of the harlem globetrotters made the trip to pyongyang this week as part of a documentary project. there was no guarantee that they would meet kim jong-un, but turns out the north korean leader was up for playing host. here is the pair sitting courtside at an exhibition basketball game which was capped off with a party at kim jong-un's palace. it gets better. it seems dennis rodman failed to brush up on his koreas before heading overseas. check out this tweet. maybe i'll run into gangnam style dude while i'm here. that, of course, is a reference to the south korean rapper psy. not surprisingly given the tense relationship, psy was not amused tweeting back, i'm from south, man. >>> next, you may have noticed that every time a poll comes out about congress, their favorability rating is embarrassingly low. here is the question though. who are the 9% or 10% or 12% of people who do give them a thumbs up? "the new york times" did some digging after their own poll found congress had a 12% favorability asking people why they liked co
community. >> suarez: the sanctions aim to make it more difficult for north korea's leader, kim jong-un, to finance his nuclear and missile programs. in december, the north successfully fired a long-range rocket, saying it was designed to orbit a satellite. and last month, north koreans cheered scientists who carried out the country's third nuclear test. that event directly provoked today's u.n. action. north korea's closest ally, china, even helped draft the sanctions. >> we want to see full implementation of the resolution. the top priority now is to defuse the tension, bring down the heat. ( applause ) >> suarez: instead, the sounds and images from pyongyang today were all about defiance. civilians and members of the military staged a mass rally and state television carried a direct threat against the u.s. >> ( translated ): since the united states is about to ignite a nuclear war, we will be exercising our right to preemptive nuclear attack against the headquarters of the aggressor in order to protect our supreme interest. >> suarez: north korea also threatened this week to nullify
dies after her nurse refuses to perform cpr. the family says that's okay. >>> courtside with kim jong-un. dennis rodman like you have never seen him before and trust me, that's a tough feat to accomplish. >>> you might have thought it was over but the wheel keeps spinning on the super sequester. both houses of congress are back today after the president signed the executive order friday triggering $85 billion in spending cuts before the fall. of course, "snl" played up the folly of it all. >> and of course, these cuts will affect our military, our civil servants, federal construction projects, even grants to native americans. and, i'm the one who has to tell these folks, young men, there's no need to feel down. young men, pick yourself off the ground. young man, just because your funding is down there's no need to be unhappy. thank you, gentlemen. >> you're welcome. >> i loved that song. of course, around here we say it's fun to say it's the c c-y-c-l-e. anyway, president obama trying to walk back the cuts and my reputation. replace them with smarter cuts and new tax revenue but a new re
north korea last week. he quoted kim jong-un as saying "i don't want to do war" and asking that president obama "call him." white house officials denounced the rodman visit as nothing more than a publicity stunt. for more on the sanctions and north korea's response, i'm joined by victor cha, a former national security council official, now a senior advisor at the center for strategic and international studies. and joseph detrani, formerly senior advisor and north korea mission manager in the office of director of national intelligence. he's now president of the intelligence and national security alliance. mr. cha, what did the security council vote to do in these latest sanctions. >> well, this latest round of sanctions, ray, came at three things. first is interdicting of cargo expected to be of north korean origin that carry missile parts or things of that nature. a blacklist on the import of certain items people can use for their weapons programs as well as individuals and the third element has to do with financial sanctions. trying to block -- u.n. member states blocking
hamill. >>> dennis rodman made friends with north korean's kim jong-un watching basketball game. >> he wanted to give president obama something to say. he wants president obama to call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. >>> check this out, washington state lawmaker ed orcutt came up with a reason to pass bicycling law. according to science, he's completely wrong one study said that driving car produces ten times more co2 emissions than riding a bike. >>> nbc meteorologist bill karins joins us now tracking the weather. another storm. >> the very unpopular -- >> why do you say that? >> who wants to hear about a snowstorm in the march. this morning the snowstorm is going to move across the country over the next 3 1/2, 4 days. it's already on its way. this is just the beginning of this storm, today the worst travel, north dakota and minnesota. and portions of iowa. temperatures are cold enough for snow to accumulate. winter storm watches in northern portions of virginia, including washington, d.c. and baltimore. an updated winter storm warning for the greater ch
kim jong un and caption that appears to say strategic forces appear to hit the u.s. and north korea striking an american bomber. south korean media saying the north may be preparing for another missile test. ed lee is taking his second trip this month. now he is in china. he begin yesterday. he will be meeting with chinese government officials and business leaders. he want to lure chinese investors here and get a chinese bak bank to fund housing developments at two military bases. >> i'm going to get even another airline hooked in for international flights as well as try to get closer to an agreement on a project at hunters point. >> lee will visit his father's ancestral village. he expected to get red carpet treatment there. he has about 30 people on his trip including willie brown. >> katie: it is the end 6 an era. a san francisco institution closes its doors after 27 years. tommy was a hot spot for celebrities. they dined there, it's also attracted politicians like dianne feinstein and former mayor willie brown. changing demographics and lease issues have forced tommy's joint to
kim jong-un declared the korean peninsula was in a state of of war. we had a presence there and have had since fighting in the korean war ended in a cease-fire in 1953 with no official peace treaty there. and holding trills and the b-2 bombers just left and now we're learning that f-22 fighter jets arrived for more joint exercises. and they're the most advanced in our air force. elizabeth prann. >> the muscle flexing continues. reports are u.s. military officials are flying f 22 stealth fighter jets in joint exercise was south korea. the f-22 raptor technology is known for being unmatched. the advanced fighter jet is incredible to radar and air defense systems. the arrival of the f-22 is coming just days after the u.s. trained over south current turf with both b-2 bombers, as well as-- or b-52 bombers as well as b-52 stealth bombers. former ambassador john bolton tells fox news the u.s. main land should not be as concerned as north korea's neighboring countries such as south korea and japan. he doesn't discredit the possibility of future violence in that region. >> i think these thre
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. >>> kim jong-un has ordered his military to prepare for missile strikes against the u.s. right after american stealth bombers flew a warning mission 50 miles from the border. jim avila has the latest from the white house. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, george. these are fresh threats from the north korean, public demonstration, troop movements and propaganda video promising to destroy american bombers. north korea is revving up its people holding anti-american rallies with thousands chanting anti-u.s. and south korean rhetoric. its leader promising to ready its rockets to settle accounts with the united states. the u.s. monitoring their troop movements, which reportedly include repositioning troops from their midrange missile launching site to long range base. north korea's propaganda machine publishing two new pictures, one an image of leader kim jong-un appearing to direct flight or attack plans on the board behind him and in reaction to the u.s. stealth bomb flyover yesterday, this picture of north korean missiles blowing up the unstealth b-52 bomber. the united sta
lane of the washington post. kim jong un was quoted friday as ordering missile units to be ready to strike the u.s. and south core remarks. >> the photo was released. kim meeting with top north korean generals with a chart showing the trajectory of the missiles hitting major american cities. bill, what is kim's game? >> who onos but it is not good. they murdered, starved mels of their own people that regime and how to proliferated nuke weapons. the israeli strike on the syrian nuclear plant in 2007 that was given to them by north korea. even if you discount north korea, they are containable, they with proliferate weapons of mass destruction and guess what, iran and north korea have h historic relationships and north korea is short of cash and could sell the weapons to terrorist groups. the threat of north korea is very real. >> chris: whey do you think he is ratcheting up attention? >> helps secure his situation at home. maybe that is true. but the degree to which, you know, he might think he is playing cute games like his father and grandfather did i guess and he can pull back a
basketball with the north korean leader kim jong-un. the two sat together at a harlem globetrotter's game. kim jong-un at one point told rodman you are a friend for life. >>> the harlem shake now has the aengs of t aengs of t attention of the faa. this was taped last night on frontier airlines. the faa is looking into the incident saying it's trying to determine the circumstances of the videotaping and if it affected flight safety. >>> the world watch as pope benedict left the vatican the final time yesterday and it appears steven colbert was watching as well. >> folks the world is now in uncharted theological unchartered territory because as of 8:00 p.m. central vatican time, we are officially popeless! yes. we have been disimpopenatet. we have undergone a popenectomy. pope goes the weasel. during his last day, the artist formerly known as pope tendered his resignation and as with all departing popes, he raised his investments to the rafters. >> i know pope benedict is laughing. he does have a sense of humor. the pope actually will spend the rest of his life out of the public life in a m
korea. recently, the youthful new dictator there, kim jong un, tested a nuclear weapon and a ballistic missile. earlier today, the north koreans staged a massive rally and threatened a preemptive nuclear strike against the u.s. but their missile isn't that good and the white house wasn't impressed. hugo chavez never missed a chance to demonize the united states when he was president of venezuela. today, his countrymen said good- bye. some waited ten hours to file past his casket. chavez died of cancer on tuesday. the funeral is tomorrow. will the nation's toughest restrictions on abortion survive a legal challenge? why did a bolshoi ballet star order an attack on his boss? and from the looks of it, it was a good day to stay out of the water. when the cbs evening news continues. remember when you said men are superior drivers? yeah. yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...allstate safe driving bonus check? what is that? [ normal voice ] so weird, right? my agent, tom, said... [ voice of dennis ] ...only allstate sends you a bonus check for every six months you're accident-
of angry threats from north korea's young leader. 28-year-old kim jong-un says his rocket forces are ready to, quote, settle accounts with the u.s. the latest hostile rhetoric is a reaction to a pair of u.s. b-2 stealth bombers that flew over south korea this week during joint training drills. the maneuver was meant to show america's ability to conduct precision strikes quickly and at will. >>> back at home, gun control advocates held rallies across the country, thursday, as president obama hosted mothers of gun violence victims at the white house. the president urged the country not to forget the tragedy at sandy hook while repeating his promise to fight to reduce gun violence. nbc's danielle lee has more now from washington. danielle, good morning. >> reporter: mara, good morning. supporters of gun reform hope more than 100 events yesterday will energize the nation. but here on capitol hill, lawmakers, even democrats, remain a tough sell on the issue. parents of the newtown shooting victims struggle to digest new details released by investigators about the shooter, adam lanza. documents
again and reportedly readying its military. the leader there kim jong un says his rockets are ready to quote settle accounts with the united states. this comes one day after a powerful military message from us to them the pentagon sending two nuclear-capable stealth bombers on a fly over right around the korean peninsula to make sure they saw it. jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon with more on this continuing to develop story. so, jennifer, what is north korea specifically planning to do? what are they saying? >> reporter: well it's difficult to say, jenna, but right now kim jong un is backing himself into a corner and the pentagon is very worried that he may put himself in a position that if he doesn't do something he will lose face. shortly after midnight local time last night north korean state television reported that kim jong un signed orders to put the nation's rockets on combat ready status. the direct threat to the u.s. in the wake of those b-2 bomber flights over the peninsula were cleared the animated north korean news reader said of kim, quote he finally signed the
from the state run media. you can see kim jong un and a caption that appears to say strategic forces appear to hit the u.s. new propaganda video showing the north striking an american bomber. further south korean immediate yeah say the north may be preparing for another missile test. >> the mayor just came back from an island in france and now he is in china. lee begin his trip yesterday. he will be meeting with chinese leaders. he wants to lure chinese investors here and get a chinese bank to fund new housing developments and two former military bases. >> i'm going back here to potentially even to get another airline hooked in for international flights and get closer to an agreement on a project that is at hunters point. >> katie: he will also visit his father's ancestral village. he has about 30 people on his trip including willie brown. >>> it's the end of an era. san francisco institution closes its doors today after 27 years. tommy toys was a hot place for celebrities. clint eastwood dined there and attracted politicians like senator dianne feinstein and willie brown. changing d
of demyians, kim jong un was reacting to the bomber that flew over. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon with the latest. >> reporter: shortly after midnight. kim jong in signed documents to put rockets on standby. it's taking the owner leader at his word. he at the no paper tiger. north korea stated television made the announcement. it said the enemies are bringing the dark clouds after nuclear war, testing self-restraint and added the dpr can no longer tolerated this. he ordered to blow up everything in ashes if an order is issues. >> reporter: in show of solidarity while the russian and chinese foreign ministry urged them restraint. >> we hope that relevant parties will push together for a turnaround of a tense situation. >> reporter: some critics at home said the pentagon decision to send the b-2 stealth bombers could rean peninsula was provocative. >> pentagon was stuck in a rock and hard place. on the one hand north korea had had threatened a nuclear attack against the united states. the united states ally, south korea was extremely worried about this so the u.s. wanted to send out
basically bffs with the dictator, kim jong-un, and said that kim just wanted president obama to pick up the phone and prevent moore. jay carney says north korea shouldn't be expecting that call any time soon. >> the united states has direct channels of communications with the dprk, and instead of spending money on celebrity sporting events to entertain the elites of that country, the north korean regime should focus on the well-being of its own people who have been starved, imprisoned and denied their human rights. >> congressman ed royce is the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee. he's a republican from california. it's nice to have you with us, sir. let's not start with dennis rodman. let's hold off on that craziness for just a moment, if we can. i want to ask you about the u.n. sanctions and the draft resolution that's going to be examined at this closed door security council meeting. what exactly are the details do you think of that, that should be in that? >> well, because the sanctions have the input of china, they are not quite as strong as we'd like to see. one of th
" yesterday, i pressed for details on the meeting with kim jong-un. no american has spent more time with the new dictator than rodman. he came back with a message for president obama. let's go to jon karl at the white house for the e reaction. >> reporter: good morning, george. the white house is not too impressed with rodman's trip to north korea nor what he had to say about it. they say they won't be acting on the message he brought back for the president. >> i sat with him for two days. he asked me to give obama -- say and do one thing. he wants obama to do one thing, call him. >> reporter: it was one of the most bizarre interviews even seen on a sunday political talk show. >> it was such great experience. >> reporter: the flamboyant basketball hall of famer talking about his love for one of the most notorious dictators on the planet. >> when you said you love kim and think he's awesome, were you aware of threats and his regime's horrendous record on human rights? >> i don't condone that. i hate that he's doing that. the fact is that's a human being. he let his guard down. he has
for years. they brought kim jong un on numerous trips to china and they show him factories and they tell him this is how you need to reform your economy. the north koreans have not listened. they constantly issue provocations. it's not good for business. and the business of china right now is business. host: taking your calls on foreign-policy issues. up first, grand junction, colorado, on the democratic line is cat. caller: thanks for taking my call. i am a fan of obama. nobody does anything exactly right. when you are fighting your own country as well as having to fight foreign wars, it gets to be pretty hard. i think he has handled it in a very courageous and very gentlemanly way. i have never seen a speech being given when he was on his way getting in office where they showed a picture of a man with a sign strapped around his waist [indiscernible] i don't think we would of seen that before any other president. host: how about north korea being a tree pena nation to deal with, on an international level? caller: i think obama is doing the best he can, considering he is being forced into ma
't get any weirder, it does. here's kim jong-un palling around with dennis rodman one week and threatening pre-emptive war the next. we're trying to figure out what this means. he's a young untested leader. is part of an attempted test, the strength of the new president of south korea? is it, you know, some kind of an internal power move? does he need to show that he's a tough guy to his generals who at the end of the day are the military backbone of the regime? that's part of the puzzle. but at the end of the day, it won't mean anything more than this. for the first time, china has really from the start been on board with sanctions against north korea. they helped draft this resolution which tells you just how annoyed they are at north korea. they have, to a certain extend supported it in providing it with fuel and food and this seems to be the straw that broke china's back. >> yeah, because that is pretty significant because china together with the united states, all the other members of the u.n. security council, they are on board because in the past the chinese were the
leader kim jong-un this week and they had dinner and partied it up a little bit and he was with the harlem globetrotters before leaving the country. the former nba star had this to say about kim jong-un. >> he's proud. his country likes him. not likes him, loves him. >> yes. i love him. that guy is awesome. >> i've got quite a bit to say about this particular diplomatic trip. i will share my thoughts on that in our next hour. still to come, though, when a threat might not be a threat and what it means for the white house press corps and what it says about us. plus, the college of cardinals will gather monday, who are the favorites to succeed pope benedict xvi. >>. you're watching msnbc the place for politics and the place for papal politics, as well. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can
media you see kim jong un and caption that strategic forces plan to hit the u.s. and new propaganda video and further, south korean media is reporting the north may be preparing for another missile test. >>> san francisco mayor ed lee is taking his second foreign trip this month. the mayor just back from ireland and france is now in china. lee begin the 8-day trip yesterday and will be meeting with chinese officials and business leaders. he wants to lure chinese investors here and get a chinese bank to fund new housing development at two former military bases. >> i'm going back here to get another airline hooked in for international flights as well as try to get closer to an agreement on the project at hunters point and treasure island. >> lee will also visit his father's ancestral village. he has about 30 people on his trip. >>> it's the end of an era. a san francisco institution closes its doors after 27 years. tommy's was a hot spot for selection. it's also attracted politicians like senator dianne feinstein and former mayor willie brown. changes demographics and lease issues hav
relationships. >>> one day after hatching the plan for peace with kim jong un, dennis rodman was booted from a hotel for disturbing the peace. he was reportedly booted out of a hotel from new york city after spending hours upon hours at the bar telling anybody who would listen what a great guy the north korean dictator is. sound familiar, steve? >>steve: you can't pin that on me. nearly $43 billion is being gutted from our military while $250 million is now being shipped over to egypt. skater john kerry says -- secretary of state john kerry says that money is to help foster democracy, but is now the time for this? let's talk to retired four-star general jack keane. i saw on the television yesterday sequester jester, it showed john kerry handing $250 million over to egypt right now in foreign military aid. where is that money going to go? >> i don't know what he's going to do with the money but egypt represents one of the most significant geopolitical challenges we're facing. the reality is this was a secular state run by a dictator. it is now a state becoming more and more dictatorial. >>ste
to heat up. what dennis rodman plans to do this summer with his fellow kim jong un. white house tours shut down. was that really necessary? stuart varney says there's other programs president obama could have cut before closing the white house. first happy birthday james taylor. he's 65. [ dylan ] this is one way to keep your underwear clean. this is another! ta-daa! try charmin ultra strong. it cleans so well and you can use up to four times less than the leading value brand. oh! there it is. thanks son. hey! [ female announcer ] charmin ultra strong has a duraclean texture that can help you get clean while still using less. and it's four times stronger versus the leading value brand. charmin ultra strong helps keep you and your underwear clean. we all go. why not enjoy the go with charmin ultra strong? at od, whatever business you'rep in, that's the business we're in with premium service like one of the best on-time delivery records and a low claims ratio, we do whatever it takes to make your business our business. od. helping the world keep promises. prego?! but i've been buying ragu fo
there in philadelphia. get back now to our top story. north korea is ramping up rhetoric. kim jong-un is ordering rockets to be put on standby quote, to settle accounts with the united states of america. christian white, state department senior visor and sir good morning to you from los angeles. i want to touch on first of all, the u.s. troop involvement in south korea. we have some 30,000 troops there. when stories like these happen, what changes for them or what sort of posture would change for them when this traps? >> well, bill, i haven't heard specifically that they have been put on alert or have elevated status if you will. when you have a crisis, our troops move, liberties are canceled. closer to their weapons. aircraft are loaded and ready for flight. incidentally though, this happens, this recent kefuffle with north korea goes on during the full eagle exercise where the u.s. and south korea mills terries have large joint exercises. our forces would be at an elevated status as a result of that. the recent b-2 announcement from north korea and counter pronouncements from washington and u.s
kim jong un. rodman is there filming "basketball diplomacy." >>brian: you know what kim jong un said? he believes it can bring our countries closer together. they hit it off. they had that magic. >>steve: can we live without him? >>gretchen: he's been out of the news for awhile. i think we can hand him over there for a couple of years. see if he can get something done. >>brian: we'll follow dennis rodman. also if we have time, sequester talk. no deal as of late. the deadline without lawmakers reaching a deal. at 11:59 tonight it will kick in. >> remember, large majorities of both houses of congress voted in favor of the budget control act knowing that if the debt-reducing super committee failed then sequestration was possible. that super committee did fail back in 2011 and fast forward to yesterday when congress adjourned for the weekend with no deal in place to avoid the automatic cuts that go into effect by midnight. republican senator lindsay graham said the white house and congress share the blame for what's coming. >> you've got one obligation that nobody in this body has. you'r
his new relationship with kim jong un. >> he is my friend. i don't condone what he does. as far as person to person, he is my friend. >> the trip was planned and filmed by vice media for an upcoming hbo series. the group toured pyongyang and unexpectedly hung out with the young leader, seen courtside during the exhibition game and later sharing dinner and drinks. kim, reported to be a big fan of the chicago bulls during their h heyday. >> one thing he asked me to give obama something to say. he wants obama to do one thing. call him. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> a request that's getting the attention of the state department. >> mr. rodman does not represent the united states. he has never been a player in our diplomacy. >> reporter: apprentice all-stars. >> he has worn wedding dresses. he gets piercings, tattoos. he loves the publicity, whether it's good or bad. >> reporter: experts say this latest move, just weeks after north korea defiantly conducted a third nuclear test, could actually complicate the diplomatic process. >> shows s
jong un a great friend, his best friend, a nice guy? doesn't that undercut pressure from the west? >> you know what, dennis rodman was a great basketball player, and as a diplomat, he was a great basketball player. that's where we'll leave it. >> as a diplomat, you have been a senator for decades. you have been your own boss. what's it like to coordinate and as some have suggested in the past regarding secretary clinton, take instructions on foreign policy from people in the white house who, frankly, don't have as much experience as you. this was a problem with your predecessor. >> i think -- there's lots of experience in the white house. please don't diminish that, number one. number two, i'm delight to work for this president, with the president and his advisors. it's a great team. the president has a terrific vision. that's what i came over here to try to reinforce is to really cement a community of action around common values, common economic interests, common security interests, and in europe, we did that, and in rome we made it clear how we would join together with respect t
used to bolster north korean leader kim jong-un military credentials. so far, officials in south korea say no suspicious activity in north korea has been detected. >>> and amanda knox has been ordered by italy's top criminal court to stand trial again for the 2007 murder of her roommate meredith kercher. knox released a statement vowing to fight on. knox said, quote, it was painful to receive the news that the italian supreme court decided to send my case back for revision when the prosecution's theory of my involvement in meredith's murder has been repeatedly revealed to be completely unfounded and unfair. knox and her then boyfriend who were originally prosecuted and found guilty of killing kercher. knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison but later acquitted after serving only four. today's ruling means the case against knox will be reheard at a new appeals court in florence either later this year or 2014. knox doesn't have to go back for the trial. and if the court upholds the conviction, then italy would have to seek extradition with the united states. that would be a fascinating
are high after north korea's leader kim jong un threatened to attack the u.s. and south korea with nuclear weapons. >>> banks in cyprus opened today for the first time in two weeks following a near meltdown of the country's banking sector. the banks reopened under very tight controls imposed on large depositors and others as part of a rescue package to prevent the country from defaulting. >>> lawyers for oscar pistorius won a victory as the judge lifted the tight bail restrictions after he was charged with premeditated murder of his girlfriend. with today's ruling, pistorius will get his passport back and will be able to compete overseas. >>> this week, north dakota became the latest state to challenge roev. wade, moving to ban abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy on the heels of arkansas and other states chipping away at abortion access. those caught up in the debate think that abortion could soon be headed back to the supreme court. is that a good thing? joining me planned parenthood president, cecille richards joining me from new york. good to see you. >> great to see you. >> w
through the main square in pyongyang, the mass demonstration was a show of support for kim jong-un who ordered the country's rockets on standby. >>> former south african president nelson mandela remains in the hospital. he's said to be making steady progress. >>> americans are still shopping despite higher gas prices and payroll taxes. spending was up .7% last month leading some economists to raise growth targets for the quarter. >>> now back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to h"hardball." no secret supreme court justices are apair of popular opinion when they start cases, the background music of this week's two gay marriage cases was at tuesday of the public on that. in 2009, not 100 years ago, 2009, only 32% of african-americans supported same-sex marriage, while a majority of african-americans, 53%, were opposed. by december of last year, 2012, the percentage supporting in that community supporting same-sex marriage jumped to a majority, 51%. the biggest jump in support for gay marriage was among blue collar workers of all ethnic groups. back in 2004, only 18% were in favor. now wit
president obama to call kim jong-un, the repressive dictator. officials in new orleans blaming a power failure for a loss of water pressure affecting treatment plants and opening the wave potentially for water contamination. >> the top dog sled race in the world, 1,000 mile journey through alaska wilderness, the dog sled race is getting underway in anchorage, alaska, today. >>gregg: new concerns for the future of the republican party as poll numbers show the majority of americans disagree with the direction they have set for the country. how do they town it around? we have john leboutillier, pat caddell and doug schoen. doug, you maintain that the president and democrats, i suppose, ate the g.o.p.'s lunch here and i have to admit, some of the poll numbers back you up. >> if you look at the range of issues we are facing, on issue after issue, the democrats have an overarching lead. >>gregg: democrats beat g.o.p. on these issues. >> look at middle class, health care, medicare, immigration, taxes, guns, across the board, and it is fair to say that the republican party has no narrative on
the u.s. from kim jong-un and the north korean government. it's vowing to cancel the 1953 korean war cease-fire because of new sanctions being imposed by the u.s. and china on its nuclear program. the north also protesting joint military drills by the u.s. and south korea. >>> and this morning, the last eight cardinals a due to arrive at the vatican as preparations are being made for the conclave. the sistine chapel, closed to tourists. increasing speculation that the conclave could begin as early as monday. >>> a mysterious sighting near jfk airport is prompting a federal investigation. the pilot of an alitalia flight spotted a black drone from his cockpit window as he was preparing to land on monday. the jumbo jet did land safely. the faa and joint terrorism task force are trying to find out who was controlling the drone. >>> and wall street just broke an all-time record this morning. but there's new evidence that not everyone is sharing in the wealth. the homeless population is at the highest level since the depression in this country. on the average night in new york, more than 5
and they are increasing, so that is serious. the other thing is dealing with a new leader, kim jong un, and we still don't know a lot about him, and his reign is developing right before our eyes. he was seen at a artillery site recently which was the same site that fired in 2010 on the south korean island where they had casualties there. another thing is they have a new president in south korea and usually north korea has some kind of pof vocation after a new south korean president takes office. we don't know what he's going to do, but i suspect he's going to do something in the next few weeks or months. jenna: what is also concerning to many analysts is the relationship between north korea and iran. there is certainly a lot of focus on missile interception on the west coast because of the geography with north korea. what about our east coast? what about their relationship with iran? should we be looking elsewhere besides just ask and california to beef up our defenses? >> the iranians certainly, as we all know, we've talked many times, are developing a nuclear weapon. they have missile technology, shor
to this stir up anti-american sentiment. ever since kim jong-un took over as north korean leader he issued a variety of threats, threatening to at attack the u.s. and threatening to attack washington, d.c. although he is not believed to have such capability. he launched several missiles including one last december. he conducted a third underground nuclear test which brought turf economic sanctions from the world community. north koreans are sensitive about bombers flying over their territory because the extensive aerial siege of north korea during the war back in the 1950s. bill: this is the one flying piece of the equipment that the north koreans fear the most too. steve, thank you for that. it is awesome thing to come through the air, the b-2 bomber behind us. look what the air force has to do. it starts from a air force, whiteman air base in missouri. it will fly 13,000 miles in a round-trip. takes about 48 hours give or take a. 13,000 from the state of missouri the islands on the southwestern coast of south korea and then fly back again. it is one heck of a intimidating piece aircraft.
of the capital, seoul, over the korean peninsula, a reminder to the young kim jong-un in the north, the u.s. is capable of reaching them swiftly, armed with nuclear weapons to protect his friend and alley. and it dropped a payload off the coast in an exercise with south korea. the pentagon wants to detour any adventurism by the young bick tate dictator. the most recent flight is is on monday and capable of carrying nuclear weapons. the u.s. and south korea are taking part in joint military exercises until april 30th. the b-52 flights are a part of the exercises known as full eagle. we will wait to hear from secretary haggle about the counterpart in about an hour's time, megyn. >> jennifer, thank you. >> and planning to play. and the inner city champ for five years straight. and doing a little more dancing than not going on up there. check themselves before they arrest themselves. >> megyn: that was from the 2004 comedy "dodgeball" a game many of us played as children. today one new hampshire school district there will be no dodging, diving, ducking of any kind. the wyndham school district
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